PS - HIKE: Eisenhower Mountain Loop Trail (Also Known as The Living Desert Wilderness Loop Trail)

  • Fri, December 02, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert / Indian Wells
  • 6


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Eisenhower Mountain Loop Trail 
  • Distance: 5.3 mile loop
  • Elevation gain: 761’
  • Trailhead elevation: 239’
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate - Advanced*
  • Hike includes a variety of terrain including sandy wash, solid rock steps and a short, steep scramble up loose soil.
  • Hiking time: 3.5 hours
  • Meet: 8:30 AM just inside the main entrance to The Living Desert.  Map
  • Note:  Members of The Living Desert receive free entry.  Others must pay the admission fee, currently $29.95 for general adults and $27.95 for seniors 62 and over.  Online ticket purchase recommended.  Buy Tickets


This trail is part of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens facility. You’ll enjoy varied scenery as we make our way up the side of Eisenhower Mountain culminating in a fantastic view of the Coachella Valley. At the highest point we’ll stop to rest and eat lunch at picnic tables shaded by a rustic wooden ramada. When we finish hiking, The Living Desert will be available for independent exploration.

Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike.  Click here for more information.

Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch and trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Hiking poles may be helpful.

Contact hike leader:  Kirk Olsen Email Click Here 

Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. As we will be meeting at The Living Desert, you are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Please, arrive early for briefing and 8:30 AM hiking departure.

Trail profile:

Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels

Special COVID Related Requirements

This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated. 

Health Problems/allergies:  Advise hike leader of any medical or other issues that may affect your ability to complete this hike.

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